Applications for the Obama Foundation Scholars Program 2024-25ประเภท: ทุนการศึกษา เมื่อ 15 พฤศจิกายน 2566
Rising leaders from the US and abroad who have shown a dedication to solving problems in their communities and nations are brought together by Columbia University’s Obama Foundation Scholars Programme. After completing a nine-month, fully-funded residency on the Columbia World Projects campus, scholars expand their knowledge and skill set and create new networks and capacities to hasten their effect.
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The immersive programme that combines academic, skill-based, and experiential learning is offered to scholars. It was created by Columbia University in collaboration with the Obama Foundation. Important elements of the programme consist of:
A Weekly Seminar that runs the length of the academic year, exploring questions in tandem with key global trends including inequality, technological developments, the diffusion of power, population movements, and climate change.
Personal and Professional Development Workshops designed to strengthen practical skills to enhance Scholars’ ability to lead. Previous workshop topics include conflict management and resolution, public speaking, data analysis and interpretation, and resilience.
An Experiential Learning component that engages Scholars in the work of Columbia World Projects.
Audited Coursework that provides Scholars with the flexibility to select and enrol in up to two graduate level courses each semester at Columbia.
A Thought Leadership Speaker Series that introduces Scholars to seasoned practitioners from the NGO community, philanthropy, government, and international organisations to expand Scholars’ networks and perspectives to help advance their work.
Partnership with a Columbia faculty adviser selected for their subject matter expertise to provide Scholars with new insights and perspectives to inform Scholars’ work.
Meaningful opportunities for Scholars to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus and gain exposure to different perspectives by engaging with the Columbia University community.
Scholars take part in a comprehensive, immersive programme that encompasses, among other things, networking opportunities, mentoring from Columbia faculty advisers, and values-based leadership development. Through these experiences, the Scholars are able to establish relationships with Columbia University and the Obama Foundation, as well as gain knowledge from some of the most creative leaders in the world.
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Location: United States
Monthly stipend to assist with living expenses in New York City
A furnished studio apartment within walking distance of Columbia University
All tuition and fees for up to four courses at Columbia University
Basic medical, dental and life insurance for the duration of the program in New York City
Air travel to and from home country and any program-related activities
The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University seeks rising leaders from the United States and around the world who meet the following criteria:
Are emerging leaders who have made meaningful contributions to their field and are now at a “breakthrough moment” in their careers
Have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region or country, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills, and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities
Are fluent in English (verbal, written and spoken)
TOEFL – Internet-Based Exam: 100
TOEFL – Paper-Based Exam: 600
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: 7
Pearson Test of English Academic: 68
Duolingo English Test: 120 (75 on the exam taken prior to July 2019)
Have the ability and inclination to positively shape the future of their community
Have a demonstrated commitment to inclusivity, community-orientation, hope, courage, imagination, strategy, accountability, integrity and resilience
Eligible Regions: Open for All
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A complete application, submitted entirely online, includes the following materials:
Completed online application form
Personal video statement
Responses to short essay questions
Proof of English proficiency
Two letters of recommendation
Application Deadline: December 12, 2023 (27 Days Remaining)